Torrance First Baptist Church






 2118 W. Carson St.; Torrance, CA 90501; 310.328.5030

Leadership Team

Pastor Charlie Rice - Lead Pastor 
I grew up in Portland, OR where I asked Jesus to be my Savior at age 9. I have been married to a wonderful lady, Karen, since 1980, and have three great young-adult children (Tana, Micah, and Crystal). What drives me is not my profession, but my love relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pastor Rog Hosier - Associate Pastor
(Senior Adult Ministries & Crisis Care)

At the age of 8, I invited the Lord Jesus into my life to be my Savior. I am married to a beautiful lady, Joyce with a blended family consisting of four children and three grandchildren. While serving the Lord in different capacities, it has been my privilege to see the Lord work in, and change the lives of those I have ministered to...along with my own.

Karla Gaines - Children's Director
Jay Kim - Jr. High Director
Matt Strand - High School and College Director
Ann Pursche - Women's Ministries, Technical Lead (Audio Visual and Church Website)
Daniel Marion - Contemporary Worship Leader

Randy Stager - Blended Worship Music Director
I received Christ as my Savior during a 5th grade Sunday School class. In the 9th grade, I began serving the Lord through music. For the past 35 years, I have served God in one capacity or another in music ministry, and have been tremendously blessed doing so! My beautiful wife, Vicki and I have been married for almost 25 years. We have five wonderful children (Kaela, Chelsea, Courtney, Ethan & Emily).

Tammy Hurtado - Nursery Director
Sonja Sealey - Office Lead